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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Train derails in Feather River Canyon

 

 

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Rail traffic through the Feather River Canyon has been diverted following a derailment that occurred early Tuesday morning.

According to the Union Pacific, 11 cars carrying corn jumped the track near Belden about 3 a.m. There were no injuries reported.

Nine of the cars went over a steep embankment. spilling corn into the river.

The cause of the accident was still under investigation on Tuesday afternoon. Investigators for Union Pacific, OES and the Department of Fish and Wildlife were at the scene.

According to Union Pacific spokesperson Calli Hite, the 106-car train was headed for Traver near Fresno. It originated in Nebraska.


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